- These are salmon at their robust peak — the firm, red flesh and rich flavor come from natural stores of body fat saved for the long, harsh upstream journeys through icy Copper River rapids. Chefs and gourmands treasure Sockeye or "Red Salmon" for its robust flavor, high oil content, and the bright red hue it maintains, even after cooking. When it comes to preparing a beautiful cut of salmon, less is more — try simple grill and sauté methods with fresh herbs and lemon.
FreshDirect sources its salmon directly from Copper River Seafoods, a community of Alaskan fishermen. Since 1996, Copper River Seafoods has provided the highest quality seafood on the market while protecting Alaska's resources and supporting local fishermen.